Embrace the Science of Love, with Together
12 02 2018
Not-for-profit brightpeak financial is encouraging couples to strengthen their relationships (and finances) with the recently launched beta version of Together.
Financial health and relationship health are closely linked. We partnered with leading behavioral scientists and relationship experts to build Together based on the scientific principles that contribute to relationship happiness AND financial wellness.
MINNEAPOLIS February 12, 2018
Money is a leading cause of disagreements in marriage, but research shows couples who communicate about finances increase their happiness and decrease their relationship stress. brightpeak financial is spreading love this Valentine season by encouraging couples to strengthen their relationships with the recently launched beta version of Together™. Together is a free digital coach, packed with science-based tools and resources to help young couples navigate love and money.
“Financial health and relationship health are closely linked,” said...
Pixelwerx Launches into the Next Generation of Large Format Print Technology with Installation of the Océ Colorado 1640 Printer
12 02 2018
MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2018 -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that longtime Minnesota-based graphics provider Pixelwerx LLC has installed the Océ Colorado 1640 printer, placing the company at the forefront of next-generation wide format technology advancements.
With more than a decade of experience managing, designing, producing, and installing large format graphics projects for a national customer-base, Pixelwerx continues its history of staying cutting-edge while never sacrificing quality or reliability. Providing its customers with agency experience, the graphics leader has maintained a reputation for developing creative solutions produced on time and on budget. Couple that with a best-in-class portfolio, Pixelwerx continues to open the door to new and exciting business opportunities with some of the most recognizable brands in the United States.
Keeping in line with its tradition of pursuing next-generation technology,...
Mountaingate Capital Backs Bold Orange in Acquiring Great Lakes Scrip Center
12 02 2018
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mountaingate Capital (Mountaingate) announced today that it has backed Minneapolis-based Bold Orange Company (Bold Orange), a human connections company that works to modernize loyalty, customer relationship management (CRM) and digital experiences for brands, in connection with its acquisition of Great Lakes Scrip Center (GLSC), the largest gift card fundraising company in the country.
Bold Orange’s founder and CEO, Margaret Murphy, recently launched Bold Orange with a two-fold purpose: to create business and societal progress. Bold Orange’s acquisition of the Grand Rapids, Mich., -based GLSC aligns directly with that mission. For more than two decades, GLSC has helped over 48,000 local organizations and nonprofits such as schools, community groups, sports teams, and churches raise more than $680 million for needs such as computers, tuition, band instruments, athletic equipment, or church operations all while driving $9 billion in revenue to retail partner...
Associated Bank's Contact Centers certified for third year by J.D. Power
12 02 2018
GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 12, 2018 -- For the third straight year, Associated Bank's contact center operations have been recognized for customer service excellence in its live phone channel by the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program.℠
For three years in a row, Associated Bank’s contact centers have been recognized by J.D. Power for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the live phone channel.
As part of its rigorous evaluation, J.D. Power conducted a detailed operational evaluation that included recruiting, training, management and quality assurance capabilities. The process also included a random survey of Associated Bank customers who recently called its contact centers in Green Bay, Wis., and Stevens Point, Wis. Associated Bank ranked in the top 20 percent of all benchmarks.
"Associated Bank is being recognized once again for providing superior service to their customers and has the honor of touting a Certified Contact...
MinneAnalytics Approves $100K in Funding for Analytics Education Initiatives in 2018
12 02 2018
Due to our generous sponsors, we have the means to address the need for more talent in this rapidly growing profession
MINNEAPOLIS February 12, 2018
MinneAnalytics (http://minneanalytics.org/), the nation’s largest regional analytics community and events organization, announced today it has approved $100,000 in investments for data science education initiatives in 2018. The funding marks an increase from the $62,900 it invested in 2017 and continues the organization’s objective to increase its funding of education initiatives each year.
“Due to our generous sponsors, we have the means to address the need for more talent in this rapidly growing profession,” said Dan Atkins, cofounder and executive director of MinneAnalytics. “We’re able to reinvest in the community by providing direct support and opportunities for students pursuing a career in the field of data science and analytics.”
Candidates with data science skills are increasingly sought after by employers. According...
National FFA Organization Members Celebrate National FFA Week
12 02 2018
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, the National FFA Foundation will celebrate Give FFA Day, a 24-hour campaign encouraging the public to support various needs impacting FFA members.
The National FFA Board of Directors designated the weeklong tradition, which began in 1948, in recognition of Washington's legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
Indianapolis, IN February 12, 2018
Agriculture is part of our daily lives—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. Next week, more than 653,000 FFA members will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives while sharing the message of agricultural education as part of National FFA Week.
National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to host activities that raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of agriculture's future leaders and the importance of agricultural education.
National FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, George Washington's birthday. This year,...
Daniel Jay Reidenberg Celebrated for Educating Others on Suicide Prevention
12 02 2018
BLOOMINGTON, MN, February 12, 2018 -- Daniel J. Reidenberg has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.An expert in the field of suicide prevention, Dr. Reidenberg is the executive director of Suicide Awareness Voice of Education (SAVE). In this role, he advocates for those with emotional pain, having appeared on such shows as Good Morning America, Larry King, and Headline News to educate the public. In addition, he has conducted presentations both domestically and internationally, and he has been interviewed by such publications as The New York Times and the Washington Post. Inspired to enter the field after losing patients, friends, and family to suicide, Dr. Reidenberg felt driven to help...
Cedar Fair Extends accesso Passport® Agreement Through 2022
12 02 2018
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12, 2018 -- accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO) the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment, cultural, and hospitality markets, today announced an extension to its existing eCommerce agreement with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. In the extension, Cedar Fair will continue to use the award-winning accesso Passport ticketing suite to power all of its parks' eCommerce services, providing guests with a simple and responsive shopping experience that works on all platforms including desktop, tablet and mobile devices. The agreement is active now and continues through December, 2022. Financial terms are not being disclosed.
"This agreement demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the guest experience, which for many begins online," said Brian Witherow, Chief Financial Officer, Cedar Fair. "Accesso is the premier ecommerce solutions provider...
Benchmark International Advises on the Sale of Atlanta Biologicals
10 02 2018
Benchmark International is pleased to announce the sale of Atalanta Biologicals, LLC to Bio-Techne Corporation. Their team of professionals worked hard to facilitate this deal.
Tampa, FL, February 10, 2018 -- Benchmark International has successfully facilitated the stock sale of Atlanta Biologicals, Inc., and its affiliated company Scientific Ventures, to the Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH). The transaction is financed through available cash on hand.Charles R. Kummeth, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bio-Techne, commented, "Atlanta Biologicals is a great fit with the BioTechne product portfolio as we continue to expand our cell culture and tissue regeneration capabilities. Many of our products are used in tissue culture applications and the Atlanta Biologicals fetal bovine serum (FBS) product line strengthens and complements our current tissue culture reagents offering and furthers our efforts to provide more complete solutions to our research customers. With the increasing...
CenterPoint Energy to Pay Additional Interest on its 2.0 percent Zero-Premium Exchangeable Subordinated Notes due 2029
09 02 2018
HOUSTON, Feb. 9, 2018 -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) has established Feb. 20, 2018, as an Additional Interest Regular Record Date under the terms of its 2.0 percent Zero-Premium Exchangeable Subordinated Notes due 2029 (ZENS). Additional Interest of $1.156250 per ZENS note will be paid on March 6, 2018, to holders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 20, 2018.
The payment of Additional Interest reflects cash distributed in respect of the Reference Shares attributable to one ZENS note in connection with (i) the consummation of Meredith Corporation's tender offer for the outstanding shares of Time Inc. common stock—Additional Interest of $0.761622 per ZENS note was calculated as the product of 0.0625 share of Time Inc. common stock per ZENS note, the $18.50 per share tender offer price and the 65.87 percent of outstanding shares of Time Inc. common stock that participated in Meredith Corporation's tender offer and (ii) Meredith Corporation's...
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